Oct 7, 2012 9:00am PDT
? this is big news. >>> and now for the political endorsement on line from that wild and crazy guy, steve martin, martin's friend, bob kerry is running for the senate. he did something to boost the campaign, but it was just a little unusual. >> hi, i'm steve martin, you probably know me as the actor and comedian, but did you know i'm also a home crafts expert? today, i'm going to show you how to make a wad of paper. a wad of paper can be a lot of fun to just play with around the house, or maybe toss expertly in a trash can. >> you see here, martin is starting the demonstration, printed signs of kerrey's campaign is printed on screen. >>> and on this day in 2003, california sacked gray davis in favor of arnold schwarzenegger. the famed body builder took the job in the country's most highly populated state. >> governor arnold schwarzenegger, even though the polls predicted it, a lot of people expected it. and even more wanted it, it still is a stunning development in american politics and for what it could mean across the country. governor gray davis lost the recall poll by ten percentage points.
Oct 6, 2012 9:00am PDT
. and now evidently steve forbes, a former presidential candidate tweeting his endorsement of jack welch. then against almost everybody else in this town, a former economist on here, jared bernstein, said jack welch ought to be ashamed of himself. a former republican white house official also endorsed the integrity of the people who put these numbers together at the bureau of labor statistics. so jack welch and a couple of other people on an island on this one. really an inflammatory attack with no evidence to back it up. >> mike viqueira at the white house, thanks so much. >>> for reaction to that i'm joined by susan page, "usa today" and david nakamura, "washington post." good day to both of you. this is fascinating. susan, first of all, how much does this employment number blunt mitt romney's debate momentum? and do you think the white house is going phew, relieved at this? >> if not popping champagne bottles. two-ways in which this number was so useful to the white house yesterday. it got the unemployment rate below 8% which has been kind of a line of demarkation. the romney folks ha